Prince William is ‘seriously considering’ a return to air-ambulance piloting, lmao

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the London Ambulance Service during the Coronavirus crisis!

I’ve been shocked by the lack of media coverage over one vital issue: why hasn’t Prince William made a plan to visit his father in Scotland? The British press has been fretting and hand-wringing about how nasty, selfish, arrogant and “Hollywood” Harry has been because Harry has not abandoned his wife and child to return to the UK to personally visit Charles and “help” ease the burden of the Willileaks Regency. But… William is already in the UK? Why has no one asked why he isn’t visiting his grandmother or his father? Is it because there’s one set of unhinged expectations for Harry, and one completely different set of expectations for William?

In any case, I actually think William is doing what’s appropriate – he and Kate took the kids to Norfolk and they’re isolating and social distancing for the time being, and they’ll likely be doing that for a few months. Of course, that’s given William and Kate time to work on their embiggening campaign and their regency plans. It’s also given William time to – wait for it!!! – think about how he would like to return to the air ambulance job. You know, the one where he could only qualify to be a co-pilot and he barely worked part-time and he only did it because he hated working for the Firm and he wanted some middle-class cosplay? That air ambulance job.

Prince William wants to return to the NHS as an air ambulance pilot to do his bit in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. The Duke of Cambridge, who flew as a medic for two years until 2017, has suggested he misses it. The 37-year-old is understood to have made the confession during a visit to an NHS call centre earlier this month.

A source told the Sun: ‘William has been seriously considering returning as an air ambulance pilot to help in the current pandemic. He knows the whole country is doing its bit and he wants to help. But it’s complicated as he was originally grounded from the job so that he could become a senior working royal. That role is even more important now given that Charles has been ill, Harry has walked away with Meghan and Andrew has been effectively barred from public life. But William is very keen to do anything he can to help.’

The Prince is seeing out the coronavirus crisis at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk with his wife Kate, 38, and children George, Charlotte and Louis.

[From The Daily Mail]

Basically, William wants keen credit for “seriously considering” a return to being an ambulance pilot, but really he just wants to remind everyone that we’re just a few coughs away from King William, the most important and most work-shy king in the world. Of course he’s not going to return to co-piloting. He barely co-piloted when that was his actual job. Real question: why can’t William just hole up in Norfolk for a few months without all of this embiggening fuss? If the pandemic wasn’t happening, he would be doing the same thing – f–king off to Norfolk and not working. Is he just a contrarian?

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Someone in KP has been reading these comments again for PR advice – several commentators called this.

    Pity he’s only qualified to be a CO PILOT – Willileaks was too lazy to put in the hours required to be a solo pilot.

    We see you Cain and Carole.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      He can hide behind it well.
      Pictures of him helping. It all feels like his bigly war effort. No one says he does a hour a week every other week. Many stories of how much of a man of the people he is – le sigh
      Cathy waiting at home looking after all the children

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        Coronavirus has really screwed up the photo op for these royals. I am so happy, they have no royal engagements to gloat about, as far as H&M are concerned. So I am glad for H&M, no pressure on them to tell us about the next chapter. No instagram posts from them. We wish them well.

    • Alexandria says:

      I agree DU! I think our comments are popular! Yeah I could be wrong but let’s go with it!

    • Nic919 says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised that they pop in here on occasion. So to whoever is reading this from KP… stop with the bs pr photo shoots.

      • Bettyrose says:

        If they’re checking CB for PR tips, the must be skipping the H&M threads. Plenty of advice about modernizing the RF by letting these two do what they do best out in the community.

  2. Chica71 says:

    Translation- Will is tired of working already, the crown is heavy and so are the few duties he chose to do. I’m guessing this lede was intended to get lost in all the negative Sussex coverage. I wonder if this is why Charles exit quarantine so early, WilKat is already balking at meetings and doing their job. WilKat wanted and got the spotlight, guess it ain’t so bright after all.

  3. agnes says:

    But he is so busy!
    How will he fit it in his already over-crowded schedule?

    He will overwork himself, poor pet.

    • Belli says:

      And Willy is basically King Regent now, right? Because dad and granny are so old and all that, it’s basically The Willy Show now!

      Surely he wouldn’t shirk his duties and betray the Queen like that???

    • Mac says:

      In the US, the military is currently surveying retired healthcare workers to see if they will return to work because the need is going to be massive in the coming weeks. There may be an actual needed for pilots to return to work in the UK.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Except Wandering-Willileaks was a poor excuse as a CO-pilot, one who barely kept his license as he barely had enough hours flying, barely showed up for a PART TIME job.

        Even if he DID qualify again, let’s not forget, he needed a SPECIAL heli, big enough for a *specially trained* RPO to accompany him on every flight.

        Yeah…not happening. Just more big talk from a little man.

      • BabsORIG says:

        HAHAHA @TheOG Jan90067, you just reminded me of Rebecca Lynn Howard song, “forgive is such a big word for such a small man”; the lyrics are not really relevant to William but I just remembered the song for some reason…
        But I don’t see William ever doing anything other than embiggening himself at the expense of everyone else.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Great post, TheOG! I agree with every word!

    • Amy Too says:

      That seems to be what this article is. It’s basically “William wants to help the NHS by being a copilot BUT his work as main and only working member of the RF is just TOO IMPORTANT so he HAS TO keep focusing solely on being Prince William. It might look like he’s not really doing anything to help out besides random 2 week old photo shoots of him calling one random patronage in an obviously makeshift ‘home office,’ but he’s actually SUPER IMPORTANT. We’re telling you, he’s SUPER IMPORTANT. That’s why we’re constantly reminding you with these articles about how very SUPER IMPORTANT he is!”

      Just do real work, Cambridges! Stop spending all your time getting your friends in the press to embiggen you and write about how super busy and super important you guys are. Just do some real, actual work. Make videos, write posts about your various charities and patronages, start a fundraiser on social media (like the #sussexbabyshower) to raise funds for these places. Just DO SOMETHING.

    • And I’m sure the air ambulance squad is just dying to have to cover his ass again if he returned. My understanding was that he barely worked and often cancelled his shift at the last moment, forcing others to work double shifts or overtime to cover his ass. I think Kaiser — as always — has nailed it. This is just a PR stunt for William as he proves to all of us how hardworking he is by THINKING about returning.

  4. Aria says:

    Please, people are connecting rose and will in amber hall and that’s why this new pr stunt to distract the press and cambridges made devil with the press for free photo and content to hide affair. Even they are using their kids which is not their usual policy when it comes to press. Also their work staged photo got mocked by their hardcore fans.

  5. Talie says:

    They’re spinning their wheels and freaking out a little like all celebrities right now. Royals are dependent on appearances to make themselves seem useful and they can’t do that right now or for quite some time. Those crowds at events will be a thing of the past for at least the next year.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Unable needs to do a video with the kids demonstrating how to teach young children how to properly was their hands. This video would go viral and get a zillion clicks.

  6. S808 says:

    I could be wrong but isn’t this the job he barely showed up for when he actually had the chance to do it? KP is throwing anything at the wall and hoping it sticks but we remember those initial comments William.

    • Lady D says:

      Not to mention, if he’s in the helicopter, his RP officers are in it with him. Space another patient could occupy. This is William trying to look important knowing they would never allow their heir to risk exposing himself to a killer disease.

    • Amy Too says:

      I like how it went from he was telling NHS workers at the call center that “they would all be watching lots of TV, ha ha, amiright!?” And now it’s “actually, he secretly told them that he wants to go back to air ambulance work. There isn’t any video of him saying that. And we didn’t report on it at all when we reported everything else he said on that visit. But he totally did say that.”

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        LOL :lol: Thanks for catching that @Amy Too, and for pointing it out. Keeping it real, when it comes to Willileaks is a prime necessity in the face of the RR, British media, British monarchy, and the British public refusing to hold Wills/ Cain accountable for anything. 😠

      • Becks1 says:

        Ha AmyToo! That’s exactly why this is being leaked right now. As this goes on, William’s jokes about coronavirus and watching lots of TV just look worse and worse. So he totally didn’t joke like that, he’s the real statesman of the moment and he wants to be a pilot again!

  7. Marjorie says:

    Their PR is starting to be North Korea level of ridiculous. Only a couple of days ago they published photos showing that they don’t even know what it looks like to work at a desk in 2020. That backfired, so now they’re cutting to a chase and putting Wills up in the air playing hero.

    Meantime Liz is very, very quiet.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      I’m starting to think that she might actually be sick.

      • Couch potato says:

        I’m thinking the same. There were some talk about a speech, instead they published the photos of TQ and PM. It’s hard to tell from the photo how long ago it was taken, but IMO she looked a bit younger, than in the recent photos of her.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Me too – am thinking she’s been diagnosed and they are waiting to see how she recovers before announcing anything. i think that might be behind why Chuck was so keen to announce that he was better.

      • Becks1 says:

        I agree with all of you. I think there is a reason she hasn’t been seen/heard from in some time now, especially since we know people close to her have/had it.

      • wildwaffles says:

        But would the powers that be really do that? Lie through omission to the people? If she was sick and passed and it came out that they kept it a secret, wouldn’t that undermine trust at a time when there’s already growing negative sentiment toward the crown? I think that would be a very stupid move. They do a lot of stupid stuff these days but I would think they are smart enough to know they should disclose serious health conditions.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I kind of agree… or maybe PP has passed, and because they can’t have a state funeral, it’s being kept low.

        But let’s face it: this family is NOT smart, and they do NOT know how to “handle PR”.

      • I agree ArtHistorian. And to those who think the Queen being sick is something that they wouldn’t or couldn’t hide, let’s please remember that her grandfather’s royal physician euthanized him (With the approval of his wife and the Prime Minister) so that his time of death would work out for the Death of the King headline to be in the —- to their way of thinking — more respectable morning paper editions. I wondered yesterday if the info that Charles is back to full speed didn’t have something to do with the very real silence from the Queen.

    • Amy Too says:

      And he’s not even actually doing air ambulance work or considering it seriously. He wants a lot of credit for supposedly having the thought in passing and then immediately disregarding it because his royal work just far too important right now. But please act as if William actually is flying helicopters for the NHS right now. Please praise him as if he’s actually doing this thing. Just like Liz and the ambulances in WW2. Except, you know, she actually did that and William only made a random comment about how he might like to think about maybe possibly doing air ambulance work but obviously he can’t because he’s basically acting as King right now with all the other royals abandoning him due to…. literally having coronavirus, being 93 and 99 and needing to self isolate and quarantine so as not to expose themselves to coronavirus, and following the express orders of the queen to stop doing any and all work on behalf of the royal family as of April 1.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      North Korea levels of ridiculous is a perfect description of this ham fisted PR mess

  8. Sierra says:

    If he wants to help then it is welcome even if it’s just to boast his image.

    • Sarah says:

      It won’t help though. I doubt he has kept up with his certifications. Plus his entourage of security and photographers will be in the goddamn way. “Seriously considering” and doing are very different things. Please.

    • Lady D says:

      Boasting is what he does best.

    • Tessa says:

      He will just be in the way. He needs to let those who are more experienced take it on. He may also infect his family in the process.

      • Chrissy says:

        Not to mention the RPO who’d be assigned to never be far from him. It sound like a nightmare scenario.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Even if he drove around in a car and did some food deliveries, I would respect it. He either needs to keep quiet and stay at home or actually be of use.

      Putting out statements about how he ‘wants’ to help is just ridiculous, because he has all the resources at his disposal.

      So, this makes me think he/ his PR didn’t put this out because all it does is remind people that he can do something, but isn’t. Unless of course, he/ his PR are really dumb.

  9. Harper says:

    Half the folks that only glance at the headline and the extra big photos of very capable and helpful Willnot in his pilot’s gear will end up remembering it as, “Wills flew sick people to the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. I remember seeing pictures of him doing it.” Very tricky and all done without Wills ever having to take his eyes off the telly.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Excellent point!!

    • TQ says:

      This! So very tricky but it achieves the goal with the masses.

      He barely showed up when he did work there. Utterly ridiculous.

    • Belli says:

      That’s been the KP MO for a while now. Announce lovely intentions, never follow through, but that doesn’t matter because people remember the announcement and you get the praise upfront.

      This would be a great time for Willy to be putting that volunteer role he trained for at Shout to use, with everyone shut inside and with their mental health at risk.

      He did do the training after saying he was going to, right?

    • Yeah, Harper —- this is where I’m afraid he and his PR team are actually going with this — a photo op that the peasants will remember

  10. Ali says:

    Get ready for more of these types of stories.

    Again after watching the crown it’s clear the firm is always looking to score pr points.

  11. Lisa says:

    Yeah as if that would ever happen.

  12. aquarius64 says:

    William just needs to stay home. Putting out statements that he wants to be in the thick of things looks like an attempted coup.

  13. Royalwatcher says:

    This was the funniest thing I read all day yesterday!!! He could barely keep his license hours before and we’re supposed to believe he wants to go back?! To do his part for coronavirus? The same pandemic he was recently mocking and joking about?! Sure, Jan.

    Kaiser, you hit the nail on the head – these two don’t want to actually DO the thing, they just want credit for stating they are very keen to do the thing, as if it’s the same. They are so lazy and pathetic. Especially, for me, after being home for weeks on end now and being bored out my skull, I really don’t see how they can not do SOMETHING! What kind of lazy and incurious person are you if you could do this for years on end? I don’t get how they don’t do more work just out of sheer boredom! Literally, what do they do all day (before they had kids or when kids are at school)?!?

    Also, how did I not notice this before but WTF is up with the red rubber bucket under Will’s desk?! Are we meant to believe that’s his trashcan? That’s just more evidence that the whole photo-op was a lie. That desk setup is so ridiculously thrown together.

    • L84Tea says:

      I never even noticed the red bucket…I am laughing so hard right now!

    • February Pisces says:

      That is exactly it, their whole life is a photoshoot of them pretending to do stuff and taking all the credit. They don’t actually want to do good in the world, they just want the press to write that they are so that stupid people, racists and old ladies can continue to stan them. William didn’t even do sh*t when he did work for the air ambulance, he hardly worked, almost get fired and all the staff there hated him?

      • Amy Too says:

        Yes! “We considered doing this thing…. please act as if we actually did that thing and praise us for it!” “We are super keen to help! Please act as if we are helping and praise us for it!” “We are very busy behind the scenes despite no evidence of completed projects. Please praise us for working ourselves to the bone.”

        It’s been their PR strategy from the beginning.
        1) Announce that they have discovered there is a problem. (Mental health, early childhood development, climate change, coronavirus).
        2)Be praised for acknowledging that they know there is a problem.
        3) say that they are keen to help solve this problem.
        4) be praised for wanting to help solve this problem
        5) announce that they are working on a project that will be revealed to us later
        6) be praised for working on secret, behind the scenes project
        7) repeat steps 3-6 over the course of months or years
        8) when it is now time to reveal the secret project they’ve been working so hard on, start over at step 1 with a new “problem” that they’ve discovered needs their immediate attention. This new problem is taking precedence and they will now work on only the new problem. The old stuff they were working on is being “put on the back burner” for now while they focus on the new problem.

        Repeat for decades.

      • Oh Amy Too —- Girl you are on a roll with that PR Strategy guide. Please pick out your Tiara of the day. 👸🏻 I, for one, crown you Queen of Snark today.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I never noticed the bucket either lol my eyes are rolling so hard they hurt lol

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Why is that bucket there? I mean…I assume he’s allowed bathroom breaks. Or are they leaning in to the horse comparisons?

    • MerryGirl says:

      A red rubber bucket with an empty desk with a printer but no computer….OMG I’m dying. And since when is Katie Keen left-handed….jeez!

  14. Ali says:

    There are apps called Chatter or even Twitter where you can gauge the public.

    Easy to research what is being said about yourself if you are a public figure.

    KP doesn’t have to read this site in particular.

    What is being said here is being said on other sites.

    So I can imagine there will be more enbiggenig stories to come otherwise why have a monarchy?

  15. Seraphina says:

    I believe this announcement was erroneously reported today, should have been released tomorrow on 04/01.

  16. Charfromdarock says:

    Oh please. I’ve only flown in a helicopters and I bet I have more flying time than he does.

    I was always ambivalent towards the monarchy. These past few years have made me pay attention but not in the way the Royals would like.

  17. Basi says:

    To the Celebitchy commentator who first called it. Now I can’t ever unsee it. William does actually resemble a giant peen. Lol (Obviously acts like one too)

  18. TheOriginalMia says:

    We all know he hasn’t kept up with his flying hours. Not like King Wilhelm of the Netherlands. So, no, I don’t believe Big Willy will be returning to his part-time part-time gig.

    • L84Tea says:

      The thought of comparing King Wilhelm and Queen Maxima to these two nincompoops is hilarious to me. The Dutch royals GET STUFF DONE. I actually wish Maxima would get more coverage on this site because she checks all the royal boxes–hard work, great fashion sense, and killer tiaras.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I read that Willem-Alexander regularly flies for KLM. So a lot of people have been transported around by a king without knowing it.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        L84Tea

        I wish that both the Dutch and the Danish royals would get more coverage here.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        What I do not understand is why Unable’s staff cannot get things done then let Unable take credit as this is what they are sorta paid to do. Unable’s staff could have done a SmatWorks type project, let Unable give the speech and take credit for the work. What does Unable’s administrative staff actually do…..make hair appointments………….set up fittings with stylists?

        Inquiring Minds Want To Know!

      • Lady D says:

        Me too, ArtH. Maxima rocks, she’s a great role model, she’s a hard worker, and she’s knows how to wear fashion.

      • Jamie says:

        I agree. The Dutch and Danish royals are really interesting and do so much more for their countries than this lot. It would be nice to see more coverage of them here.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Maxima can be hit and miss fashion-wise but she always brings the bling. I really like CP Mary’s style and she does some interesting work with her foundation.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @L84Tea said:
        “I actually wish Maxima would get more coverage on this site because she checks all the royal boxes–hard work, great fashion sense, and killer tiaras.”

        👍

      • Feeshalori says:

        Maxima can make a lot of fashion blunders, but she has such joie de vivre and presence she carries it off. But she can certainly wear the bling!

      • L84Tea says:

        Not to mention Maxima can rock a hat like NO other royal can.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Maxima is the reigning queen of big hats. She has a maximist approach to fashion and bling – and I can respect that. Plus, she has a lot of presence. Personally, I think that Mary have very few fashion blunders but she isn’t as charismatic as Maxima.

        I do like that the Dutch royal couple and the Danish CP couple are really good friends in private. The Dutch king is Queen Margrethe’s godson so there’s always been a personal relationship. A few years ago Maxima and W-A made an official visit to Denmark and all of their interactions were filled with a lot of joy. They really had fun together on their official visits around the country. And the entire Danish RF greeted them at the tarmac in the air port, which they don’t normally do.

    • C-Shell says:

      TheOriginalMIA, LOL, I *just* posted the same thing. Makes me use swear words at how preposterous this King William thing is getting.

  19. Sofia says:

    I hope this simply stays as a “wish”. Having to deal with William being the heir he is and the security that surrounds him won’t be easy. And the emergency services are running thin as is.

    Not to mention the more he goes out, the more likely he can get it. They’re not being totally honest on whether or not HM has it, Charles is still recovering and over 70 so he’s in the “at risk” group. So the last thing that needs to happen is another heir getting it and him brining it home to his kids, which also includes another heir.

    • Tessa says:

      William could bring it to his entire family, heir, spare, and the third child. The line of succession another words.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Exactly. He would never be allowed to do it because of the high-risk of contracting the virus since he’s second in line [ or for all we know first] to the throne. So he knows he can safely say this without any risk of having to do it.

  20. C-Shell says:

    This is pure hogwash. A helicopter pilot has to fly a minimum number of hours each year to stay “current,” and I doubt he’s touched the controls of his private helicopter since he “retired” 2+ years ago. This is, perhaps, also the reason he only qualified as a co-pilot even when he was “working.” NFW he’s going to lend his services as an air ambulance pilot.

    Yes, this is Willy trying to get credit for “strongly considering” helping.

  21. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    This is laughable, at best. You know he hasn’t been keeping up with his certifications and flight hours. It’s just another attempt to distract from all the crap going on and embiggening the FFK.

  22. Lucy2 says:

    Gotta love people who float the IDEA of doing something good out there, and expect a credit for it, rather than actually DOING anything.

    Also, why are any tabloids questioning why people aren’t visiting each other, everyone is supposed to STAY HOME?!

  23. Na says:

    Yes, a contrarian he is. The jokes about coronavirus being overblown is another example

  24. MHrock says:

    I remember Diana once saying that if anything happened, she knew Harry would be fine but she was more worried about William. How right she was. William has no direction or ambition, which is made worse by how utterly lazy he is. Laughable. Meanwhile Harry and Meghan are happy living their lives with their adorable son and if it chafes at William, good.

  25. Agnes says:

    Here are some Flying movies he can watch while in deep consideration of moving his ass off the couch and out of range of the whisky decanter:
    God Is My Co-Pilot
    Flying Tigers
    Captains of the Clouds
    Fighter Squadron

    You’re welcome Willi!

  26. Nev says:

    They are both just half-stepping. I can’t.

  27. Ruby_Woo says:

    I love the play on words…

    “But it’s complicated” = he doesn’t actually want to do it

    “Andrew has been effectively barred from public life” = he’s wanted by lawyers to be questioned about having sex with underaged traffic girls.

    I wonder how much of this is just a dig at William for not doing enough. As if Daily Mail is saying “we see you, over there in Anmer Hall not doing much. Your granny and dad are too old, you best sing and dance for your tax payer funded lifestyle”.

    I don’t think this is something he/ his PR has put out because all it does is remind people that he is actually (supposedly) capable of being some use. I think he would have just been happy with a video of his children clapping and a photos of Kate pretending to talk on a phone.

  28. Lili says:

    William qualifies fully to be back and as a pilot not as a co-pilot a little Google search could help. At least william is trying to do something to help his people. Where is his little brother, yes run away to USA

    • Olenna says:

      @Lili,
      Willie’s brother has run away from what?

    • kellebelle says:

      Yes, and doing far more in this fight and for the world than Will and Kate, too. Visiting front-line workers, absent-mindedly washing their hands (improperly), not social distancing and feigning concerned/interested looks? That’s all I saw. This working from home is BS just for appearances too. Have you forgotten that it was William who turned the press on his own brother and sister-in-law?

    • Jaxonmeh says:

      Oh Lili. Harry didn’t run away. He left. And he’s not coming back. Because y’all were horrific to him and his wife and son. Maybe if they had been treated better, he would still be there with y’all. But keep telling yourself he’s the problem.

      Btw, you’re new here, aren’t you?

    • Nic919 says:

      William was never a pilot and a special helicopter had to be purchased for the EAAA because william was only ever a co-pilot. Maybe your google search should include more than the Daily Mail.

    • yinyang says:

      Harry didn’t run away, he left because his country loved him so little that they couldn’t even be civil to his wife and child.

    • Jaded says:

      Lili Harry IS doing things for ALL people, not just swanning around pretending to work and care for the citizens he’s SUPPOSED to support because THEY support HIM and his lazy-ass wife. Your Googling skills aren’t too great are they.

  29. M Narang says:

    A million points to Kaiser for using her word “embiggening” here because it is the best descriptor. Also thank you for pointing out that all Willnot accomplished was to become a co-pilot! I had no idea.

    • Aran says:

      He is qualified as pilot, not just co-pilot.

      • Nic919 says:

        Nope. He was never allowed to be a pilot for the EAAA. A special helicopter for a co-pilot, which they did not need before, was purchased because William could not fly solo as a pilot. He was never qualified as a pilot because he never got the full hours. He almost got booted from the RAF for flying so little as well, but that was buried quickly and Willy moved on to his new co-pilot job in east Anglia.

  30. kellebelle says:

    He only wants to outdo Harry is all, as Harry was a pilot during his service. Plus he’s feeling restricted I’ll bet with Harry being able to leave with his wife and do other things, being the spare. Being the spare has its perks and William knows it. And he hates it. You drove him way, William, now deal with it.

  31. Mtec says:

    He and Kate are always “keen” on doing something, and yet do nothing at all, unless they’re fumbling with last minute schemes and photo-ops trying to one-up the Sussexes.

  32. SJR says:

    Dear Prince William,
    Either sh*t or get off the pot.
    “Seriously Considering” Ha!
    I have been seriously considering repainting my kitchen for months…talk is cheap, pal.
    Plus, an entire economy is built around BRF, no way in hell is anybody going to OK the Heir doing this..Protect their jobs in BP. Can’t blame the workers for that.

    PW..hate to clue you in but, your entire “job” is now to stay out of the news, get your pic taken and hope the BRF still is in biz for you to inherit.

    Cute kids, tho. I adore Prince George, hope he is more intelligent vs. many of his relatives.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Prince George to me resembles his Middleton Grandpa physically, along with some of his grandmother Diana, whose personality he maybe has a bit of too. Hopefully, Georgie will grow up to reject his parents’ hypocrisy.

      I thought the expression on Little Georgie’s face during the pap walk at Sandringham spoke volumes!

    • Harla says:

      True, but then William can say “I really wanted to do this and they (the men in grey) wouldn’t let me” See how much I want to do but I’m not allowed too, poor me!

  33. Shiloh says:

    William qualified to captain the air ambulance and did so for over a year. I don’t think it’s necessary to denigrate his achievements. After all, Harry was”only” a copilot/gunner during his two tours. He didn’t pass the commander test until shortly before he resigned from the military. Still, his service is nothing to mock either.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Nor is it necessary @Shiloh for Will/ Cain to leak on his brother and sister-in-law to British tabloids in exchange for RR not spilling the beans on his marital betrayals, etc. It most certainly was the height of deceit and betrayal for Will to agree and to give the go ahead for throwing pregnant Meghan to the wolves.

      Sadly, both Will and Harry were grievously impacted by their mother’s death. For far too long though, the public has been made to believe that only wild spare Harry is the weak one who ran amok in his teens and twenties. Those who enjoy the taste can keep drinking the kool-aid.

      In many respects, it’s probably fortunate that Harry is someone who has lived with his heart on his sleeve, and that he was left unprotected by palace courtiers and p.r. Thus, he always took the fall for youthful misdeeds that both he and Will had waged. As a result, Harry learned from his mistakes, while his brother Will only learned how to become a smug, entitled a**hole. That’s something Diana during her life, had tried to lay the groundwork to prevent happening to both of her sons.

      It is this generation’s British monarchial tragedy that after Diana’s death, William, as heir to the throne, was swamped, courted and taken over by the very ‘gray men’ his mother had mocked and despised.

    • Jaded says:

      Harry didn’t “resign” from the military, he was outed by an Australian reporter and had to leave as he was now a known target for killing by the Taliban. He was awarded the prize for best co-pilot gunner during training and became a fully operational Apache pilot in 2012. Being a co-pilot and gunner of an Apache helicopter is no mean feat – especially on the front lines in a war situation. I don’t know why you’re denigrating Harry’s military flying experience – his skills and achievements far outweigh those of his brother.

    • Nic919 says:

      He was only ever a copilot with the EAAA which is what people were mocking. Besides William never actually served and got the special royal type of promotions. His military service is a joke as much as his copilot job. He almost got kicked out of the RAF for his shenanigans.

      If you are in the military and truly serving, you go to active battlefields, if you don’t you didn’t serve. Phillip, Andrew and Harry actually served (Andrew barely did though) Charles and William got the bs royal version of it.

      • lingli says:

        I can’t find anything that says he was “only” a co-pilot, but I did find a couple of articles where William talked about how important the NHS is and how honoured he felt to be part of the team, and one royal reporter pointed out that he’s had a perspective on the NHS that really no other royal (heir) has. It’s very sad that this hasn’t translated into him actually supporting the NHS in a more meaningful way – by raising money for mental health facilities, for example, before the pandemic or by raising money for ventilators and PPE now. Those are both things that he should be good at and that would make a genuine contribution – not visiting a call handling centre and posing on the phone.

        Another article I read said he flew 150 missions as a search and rescue pilot, but didn’t put that into any kind of context…

  34. yinyang says:

    Oh good grief!! Just make a donation already! All his PR stunts are getting exhausting and it’s insensitive he’s using a situation like this to do it. If he was sincere he would have done it quietly, not loud and getting in the way looking for praise. Just stop. Stop your pr stunts, stop your coulda, woulda, shoulda and stay home like everyoneelse!

    The monarchy stans are out in full force today on DM, one thing I noticed is the more intelligent commenters, you know the anti-monarchy ones, come during the weekend, I’m thinking many probably have to work during the weekdays, oh well I guess it’s up to the ones laid off or have time to keep it up.

  35. Sof says:

    “why can’t William just hole up in Norfolk for a few months without all of this embiggening fuss?”

    I said this on a Kate related post already: I think someone is pushing the Cambridges to do more.

    • Harla says:

      I agree, the press doesn’t have anything to write about so now the rr’s are calling in their chips. The Cambridges made a deal with the devil, now payment’s due.

    • Nic919 says:

      It could be coming from a few directions because the queen and Charles are both in the at risk group. Willy should have been acting like a grown adult for several years now, but time is running out for the part time royal charade.

  36. Melissa says:

    Maybe it’s different in the UK but here in the Northeastern US, Covid-19 has drastically slowed down most helicopter air ambulance operations. Hospitals aren’t accepting as many transfers as usual because they’re trying to save beds, and with stores/bars/restaurants closed and most people social distancing we have seen a steep drop in trauma calls.

    Also, the default transport method for a stable infectious patient is a ground ambulance. We can’t use foggers or UV lights to decontaminate a helicopter because they can damage the electronics, so the entire interior and everything in it needs to be wiped down by hand and left to dry. It’s a 2-3 hour job during which we will not be available to respond to critical emergencies like car accidents, falls, etc.

    Both the pilots and the medical crews have had to implement a slew of new protocols to minimize our chances of catching this ourselves, passing it around the team, or infecting other patients. Our operation is changing significantly on a day to day basis and it can feel like a lot to process and remember sometimes.

    What I’m getting at is that right now if someone said to me “Hey, the prince who used to do this as a hobby wants to come fly second seat with you, his protection officer will also be onboard the aircraft” my head would f***ing explode. Pilot in command is already responsible for the crew, the aircraft, and everything that happens during the flight. I’ll take a hard pass on also having to babysit a rusty hobby flier and his RPO.

    Maybe to the general public his sentiment read as admirable, but to someone who is actually involved in an air ambulance operation he comes across as out of touch and entitled. Unless the UK is experiencing a shortage of air medical pilots and a significant increase in flight volume (exact opposite of what we’re seeing in the US), William and his officer would only make the job more difficult and use up valuable PPE. No thanks.

    • Lady D says:

      I think that other than the DM readers, most of us understand he’s not going to just get into a chopper and start flying. At least I hope most would.

  37. L4frimaire says:

    How this is playing over in U.K., where Will never puts a foot wrong? To me, it reads as someone who is once again trying to avoid taking on the mantle of his full responsibility as the 3rd in line to the throne and future Prince of Wales. This guy who was so incandescent with rage and jealousy that his main job for the past two years was smearing his sister-in-law and undermining his brother, is now at loose ends. He still doesn’t want to do the dreary work that comes with his position and responsibility. He’s looking for that dazzling moment. As douchy and sly as he is, look at what Charles was doing at Will’s age and look at lazy William. Good grief.

  38. Silas says:

    William’s only consistent work was the investitures. His mental health work was being photographed talking with professional athlete. He has nothing useful to say or contribute. A photo op won’t cut it. He has to use his words and effort.

    So time to pull out the helicopter pilot thing just to try to have some positive press.

    The Cambridges are inessential.

  39. Sam Louise says:

    I wholeheartedly agree that Will “considering a return to air ambulance” is quick way to score points. Everyone knows as 2nd heir to the throne he would never be permitted to put himself in a situation where there’s a high probability of contracting COVID-19. The queen were never allow it.
    What I do disagree with is Kaiser’s call for him to go and visit his father and/or grandma. Both of them are in the high-risk elderly group who can’t be visited by family or friends. As well, Charles just got over having the virus and therefore was in full isolation.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Kaiser was being sarcastic when she said that. Throwing shade at the DM reporters calling for the same from Harry.

  40. Well-Wisher says:

    Its wonderful to see the responses to his pitch at public relations. Some are quite hilarious. It’s the emperor with no clothes.

  41. EmilyB says:

    William’s giving the Brits what they want…the fairytale. You see in order for the Brits to feel good about putting a family above them in every aspect of their lives they must believe the Royals are magical and perfect….otherwise they would see what the rest of us see, they’re being SCREWED over by ordinary people who really have nothing to contribute to UK …

  42. Aurora says:

    In 2008 while he was was in RAF training, Wills took a Boeing Chinook helicopter to visit Kate and landed in the field next to herhome. But, it’s okay! He asked the Middleton’s permission to land there.

    Before that Wills used it to attend his cousin’s Stag Night.

  43. RoyalBlue says:

    This man is all over the place and it’s puzzling. He studied geography so they tried to set him up with the environment as his legacy goal, but he also loves football so its mental health with the football players as his focus. Let’s not forget he was a search and rescue co-pilot, so he can capitalize off that and try and be helpful there.

    I am beginning to think he is best suited for the bread and butter chores. Ribbon cutting and investitures should be the only things on his plate.

  44. Awkward symphony says:

    @S808 you’re right. He ALWAYS had a helper/guard accompanying him(along with co pilot) & barely did 20hrs + back then he was doing 2 engagements per year!!! This fool should keep quiet and leave it to the experts.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/royal/646613/Prince-William-work-hours-air-ambulance/amp

  45. FicklePickle says:

    Ya know, the worst part about this COVID thing is that it would probably be inappropriate for me to comment with a GIF from Disney’s Robin Hood and the caption “♫ A pox on the Petty King of England ♪”.

    But at any rate, if this is what the UK has to look forward to in terms of effort with Good King Willy then Scotland and Northern Ireland will shortly yeet themselves from the Union with a vengeance.